This is a great activity for whole group instruction! Your students will view sentences and determine the tone based on the connotation of words in the sentence.
(I sometimes print a student copy of this without the answers on it for my students to use as we go through the lesson but you do not have to do this!)
The powerpoint includes a 45 word tone list with definitions to help students practice using more sophisticated tone vocabulary instead of giving answers like "sad" or "gloomy."
A nice feature of the powerpoint is how it will use the same sentence more than once, but it changes key words to display how the words control the tone.
This is a great practice for learning common core level tone! I use this a review for our end of grade EOC test in English 10.